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Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique.  We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
June‘s hop is devoted to basic card folds; featuring drapery/curtain fold, peek-a-boo fold or double-z gate-fold.  And we’re adding a twist of using double-sided paper.   We hope this gives you lots of ideas and will inspire you to try these card folds yourself...and pull out that double-sided paper as well!    
If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
We have an amazing sponsor this month, Candy Spiegel. Please take a moment to check out all the crafty goodness on her blog, Candy Scraps. And the awesome prize this month is:
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We  really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today.  While you are encouraged to comment at any time, only comments received by  Friday, June 23, 2017 at 8:00pm (EST) will be eligible to win.   The winner will be announced on Sunday,  June 25, 2017 on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check her blog on Sunday.
And speaking of winners, the lucky hopper from last month is SUSAN ELIOT; picked by Random Name Picker.  Congratulations, Susan!  Please get in touch with last month’s sponsor, Jodie Park, to claim your prize.
You should  have arrived here from Lisa Frederick. If you're visiting  here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing and increase your chances of winning by commenting on  each blog.
Hi everyone, Sandy here and if you have seen just a little bit of my site here, you will know that I loooove 2 things!!!!!
1) Fancy Card Folds and 2) Double Side Pattern Paper!!!!!! Love, Love, Love!!!
So here are my projects for the hop plus my most recent... like done last night!!! Why, because I love using Double sided pattern paper... say that 10 times real fast, lol!!!!
1) First up is this cute card... pop out window. ( ps, I usually make up my own card fold names, lol). This was one of my first fancy fold cards and I just had to share. I don't think I ever posted it!

2) This one is a Cascade Card fold and it is soooo easy because I used double side paper instead of trying to matt the darn thing, lol! (ps, I loved this paper so much, I bought 2 stacks and still have more, like 5 years later, lol)

 3) This is the easiest card ever!!!! The 2 min Twisted Gift Card. The hardest thing about this card is picking out what cute paper you want to use! These are all made with double side paper and of course it saves on time if you don't cut out pieces of paper to matt down.

okay, I need to throw these two in, these are oldies but soooo easy to do because of the paper... once again, I sound like a broken record but trust me, if you don't have double side 12x12 pattern paper... RUN to the store now... after the hop of course, lol! Here is my Neverending Card:

Last but not least...
And so I just came back from vacation and wanted to play around... I missed my craft desk! So for the past 2 days I decided to try to make my own Travelers Notebook. Of course I had to use some great papers!

 inside cover
(double side paper = less bulk)


These are the inserts, I made 4. I love how they all match. That's why I said to get a 12x12 paper pad. It takes all the work out of trying to find papers that match.

Ok, whewwwww, I hope I inspired you a little.  Kinda got carried away this month but I did say that I LOOOOOOOVE my card folds and double side paper, lol. You were warned!!!
Now  you’re off to visit with Jodie Park. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by.  See you next month with another technique!

Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:


  1. Wowzers! Love all of your creations. What I loved most is you reminded me techniques that I've done before, but not done in a really long time. Especially that neverending card. I made three of those in past, and it's been a few years. i'm inspired to hit that again. That first window card . . . amazing! I think it's my fave. Love the colors and your image. I need to give that a try again. The travelers notebook is a great idea. I'll have to give that a shot sometime. Great hopping with you.

  2. Wow! What a great collection of cards you've shared with us. Some I've never tried, but want to now! Thanks so much for sharing and providing such wonderful inspiration!

  3. Love the pop out window card!!! Smiles!!

  4. So many great cards!! I really love the pop-out window card. Clever take on the peek-a-boo. Thanks for hopping along with us this month.

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  5. I love your cards and your enthusiasm! Your travel journal looks awesome, too. It was great hopping with you again.

  6. Such pretty and unique cards. I like the pop-out window!

  7. So many great projects. I love the window look, kind of like two peek-a-boos put together. It looks like you had some fun ways to use your double sided paper and I am glad you shared all of them.

  8. Great creations Sandy I couldn't pick a winner if I had too :-) Wonderful ideas and beautiful choice of double sided papers. Thanks so much for hopping with us this month and I am excited to see what you will come up with in July :-)

  9. Love those never ending cards! Wow! I really like the pop up window one as well. Great job!

  10. Beautiful creations! Love the popout card!

  11. Great cards! I really like the never-ending!

  12. I love all your cards! That little girl in the first one is so cute!

  13. Absolutely loved all your cards, thanks for sharing, I love using double sided paper too!! BLOG CANDY looks good too!!

  14. Awesome fold ideas on your delightful cards! Love that pop out window card! Lots of great ideas to try out along the hop!

  15. SWOOONNNNN!!!! (Fanning myself...) Wow, girl! That's a lot! And they're all great! Super cool "Double Peek-a-Boo" card! (How's that for naming it myself? lol! Great hopping with you!


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